12 April 2012

RECEIVED: From a Gallant Gentleman



Every now and then this sort of thing appears in my mailbox.




Since I cannot manage a post card in any of my typewriters, I am very curious as to what machine was used.


6 comments:

  1. Looks like an Olympia SM9 font. (:

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  2. Hmmm . . . any chance it could be a Remington Rand Model 17? I ask because I think I know who sent it and am pretty sure the RemRand is the only machine in that house!

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  3. I am not that good at knowing what font from what brand, but I have some Hermes machines, an Olympia, a Facit, some Smith-Coronas and quickly becoming my almost favorite typewriter an Adler J4 that can all do cards. I do not think it would be to difficult in any machine if the bail rollers were adjusted to hold the card. Your post has raised my curiosity. I need to try cards in my oldest machines without card guides and such.

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  4. Bill, let me know what you discover. I remember typing postcards on my Dad's old desktop Underwood, but none of my portables seem to be able to hand the thicker cardstocks.

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  5. I run index cards through my portables, but I think they're also meant for that sort of thing. Not sure if a postcard is thicker than an index card, but if you have guides, or paper "fingers" to curl it up, you might be able to feed one through.

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  6. This particular postcard is thicker than an index card - and, surprisingly, shows no sign of having been curled around a platen. Am wondering if the sender had access to a Selectric or something similar.

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